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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 5 december 1969
Tijd:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Troy G. Hawkins
Registratie: N410M
Constructienummer: 18-2203
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Albuquerque, NM (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dalhart Airport, TX (DHT/KDHT), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The VFR rated pilot continued flight in poor weather. Airframe icing caused the left wing to fail in flight. The aircraft lost control and crashed. The Lodestar was not equipped with de-icing boots.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - attempted operation with known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - exceeded designed stress limits of aircraft
airframe - wings: spars
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - separation in flight
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet, freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts, conditions - airframe ice
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV en Dalhart Airport, TX bedraagt 1125 km (703 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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